North Carolina native Emily Scott Robinson has traveled a quarter million miles and counting, paying her dues along the dusty highways of America’s wild country in the RV she calls home. Along the way, she’s captured the stories of the people she met and expertly crafted them into the songs featured on her gorgeous debut studio release, “Traveling Mercies.” Robinson received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone for her new record, which was named one of its “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2019.” Her song “The Dress” made Rolling Stone’s list of “20 Best Country and Americana Songs of 2019.”
The diner where the waitress knows everyone by name. The World War Two veteran reflecting on the end of his life. As she meditates on human frailty and the power of resilience, Robinson is at times vulnerable, at others, defiant and absolutely free. “Robinson’s voice was all honey and uplift,” says the Washington Post. A collection of “country-folk songs about America in all its pain and glory with the literate, Southern gothic sensibility of Flannery O’Connor,” says Rolling Stone. Without a doubt, Robinson is on the rise with her new record— a tour de force from an elegant chronicler of her own existence and those of her fellow humans.